Veterinary Science BVSc

Key information


  • Course length: 5 years
  • UCAS code: D100
  • Year of entry: 2021
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAA in three subjects: - Biology or human biology - Chemistry, or another academic science-related subject (Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Psychology) - A third subject of your choice* / IB : 36 / BTEC : Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management with DDD overall plus an AS level grade B in Chemistry (Please note: BTECs will not be accepted after 2020 entry)
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Entry Requirements

Information for prospective applicants

Please refer to the Veterinary Science Prospective Applicants page for important guidance notes and detailed information for BVSc (D100) applicants.

Applicants to Veterinary Science should be aware that students will be required as part of the registration process at the start of their studies to undergo an occupational health assessment.

A level offerAAA in three A Level subjects:

- Biology or human biology at grade A

- Chemistry, or another academic science-related subject (Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Psychology) at grade A

- A third subject of your choice* at grade A


If Chemistry is not offered at A-level, it must be offered at AS-level (at grade B or above).

For Science A-levels in which practical assessment is separately graded, a “pass” grade will be required.
Subject requirementsGCSE: minimum of seven GCSEs at grades AAABBBB or above, including Mathematics, English and Physics (either as a separate subject or as Dual Award Science) are required.

A level: Three A levels in Biology, one other academic science related subject and any other subject excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies. If Chemistry is not offered at A level, grade B at AS level is required.

For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaEdexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management with DDD overall plus an AS level grade B in Chemistry (Please note: BTECs will not be accepted after 2020 entry)
International Baccalaureate36 points overall to include, Grade 6 at Higher Level Biology, Grade 6 at Higher Level Chemistry, Grade 6 at Higher Level in any other subject.
Irish Leaving CertificateGrade A1 (H1) in Biology, A1 (H1) in Chemistry, Grades A1 (H1), A1 (H1), B1 (H2), B1 (H2) in four further subjects, to include Physics or Maths. New grades to be awarded in 2017 are those indicated in brackets.
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers. Grade B in Biology at Advanced Higher, Grade B in Chemistry at Advance Higher, Grade AA in Biology and Chemistry and Grades AAB in 3 other subjects at Higher Level.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted in place of a third A level
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
AccessKitemarked level 3 Access to Medicine at pre-approved colleges is required with a minimum of 15 credits in Biology and a minimum of 15 credits in Chemistry.

Approval MUST be obtained prior to application. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
International entry informationYour country
Work Experience Requirements

Candidates should have work experience in both animal husbandry and clinical (veterinary practice) setting. For more information, please see the Veterinary Science Prospective Applicants page.

Other requirements

Applicants to Veterinary Science should be aware that students will be required as part of the registration process at the start of their studies to undergo an occupational health assessment.

Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

Other Qualifications

If your qualifications are not listed here or you are taking combinations of qualifications please contact us for details.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as an A level upon which we will make an offer.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science